Bordeaux, France, taken on May 18, 2012
With a new year comes a new horizon and new hope. I’m currently on holiday and have forgotten everything about work with the intention to empty my brain and start afresh in 2017. As a researcher, my job is to publish papers and that would have to be my top priority in the upcoming year, before my contract expires. I’m going to have to push myself and get those manuscripts written and published, and it’s not going to be easy!
Wasaga Beach, Canada, taken on August 2, 2011
I’m not a huge beach person but I understand why a lot of people like to relax on the beach on a nice day. Our family still goes to the beach once in a while, and our go-to beach is Wasaga Beach, the world’s longest freshwater beach in the world located near Barrie, Canada. Side note: I love that Canada flag umbrella in the back!
Copenhagen, Denmark, taken on December 10, 2012
It’s not this time of year without some good ol’ festive Christmas markets! For the past 6 years, I’ve spent the Christmas season in Europe, where Christmas markets can be found in many cities and towns. Delicate gifts, good food, and warm mulled wine – perfect to counter the cold! Here’s one that I went to with my friend Ara four years ago in Copenhagen, Denmark. We decided to leave the mild winter and go somewhere REALLY COLD and indeed, it snowed as it should during the winter!
Rome, Italy, taken on December 17, 2013
There seemed to be some magic on the streets of Rome and some passersby were indeed quite amazed at what man-in-orange did here but…I couldn’t have been the only to have seen through his trick immediately!? It wasn’t really that mysterious, though he did give me the evil eye as I was taking this photo secretly without dropping a coin or two in his can. Then I sneaked away, though I supposed he wouldn’t have been able to catch me even if he wanted to 😛
Cologne, Germany, taken on December 11, 2011
I love seeing a city from a high place and would gladly grab any chance to climb to the top of a hill or tower to do so, even if it means some serious legwork. The Dom in Cologne might have been the tallest man-made structure that I had climbed so far, and no doubt I was half dead by the time I got to the top. The views at the top are always rewarding, however. When I first visited Cologne, it was Christmas market season. The booths of the market taking place right at the Dom looked like miniatures, and the people visiting almost seemed like tiny ants navigating the market!